Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
1950s first issue. Features movable controls, detailed ejection seat and pilot, scale jet engines with inspection hatch, full landing gear, optional wing tip tanks, full landing gear and a display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Early hardbox issue from the late 1950s with colorful Ray Gaedke hardbox artwork. The box is in investment grade 'near mint' condition with like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no repairs, fading, creases or stains. Light general wear and tape marks on the two longs sides are the only flaw. This is the second issue of this kit for the USA, with added fine rivet detail and molded in silver and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. This kit started as a basic 1/48 scale model with full landing gear, rockets and bombs. Surface detail was minimal Lindberg modified it in the mid 1950s with fine raised panel lines and tasteful rivet detail. In the late 1950s, they modified it again to a motorized version with the batteries in the stand and a kit electric motor in the nose. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Finely molded with all recessed panel lines, very good cockpit, two piece optional position canopy, detailed gear wells, centerline drop tank and detailed painting guide and decals for both aircraft. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
Still factory sealed. 1984 issue of the famous two-seat strike aircraft. Well detailed and molded for that time. Features conformal fuel tanks, detailed landing gear and wheel wells, four AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, two 1000 lb bombs, eight 500 lb bombs and 30mm gun pod.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Mint
Still factory sealed and in investment-grade 'Mint' condition. Big 'A' logo issue is dated 1972 and this is likely the third issue of this kit. In the late 1960s Aurora realized that the older molds were out of date and modelers were demanding more realism. They made a new set of molds for ships, airplanes and helicopters. These were significant improvements as the new molds were on par with current offerings. This Cobra kit is one of the improved models. Features full cockpit, pilot and copilot figures, rotating main and rear rotors and optional weapons load of miniguns or rocket pods.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed. From 1992 and a high quality model from excellent molds.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
1960 issue with the early Eastern color scheme on the box art and the decals. This model is very well done for that time in big 1/100 scale kit is molded in white and clear, with the clear Aurora 'Triangle' world base and a very large, full color decal sheet of this rare early color scheme. Never started. the kit has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Even contains the original factory packing tissue paper. The decals are flat, intact and clean with no damage; however they have the usual yellowing. You can put them in a sun-facing window or you can use the two articles on this website about how to make your own decals to restore them to like-new color.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Very nicely detailed kit from 1961. This is a rare issue Picture Fleet, Master Modeler with the 50 Years of Naval Aviation logos on on the box top. Includes the full color Master Modelers Stamp of this kit and the club application form. This is likely the first issue for the JPJ. Measures over 15 inches long when assembled and features rotating turrets, elevating guns, torpedo tubes, radar, propeller rudder detail and more. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals, flag sheet and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Rare from 1957 and part of the incredibly famous Speedee-Bilt line of prefabricated scale flying models. Formerly released as the Midget Mustang. Before there were plastic models, there were wooden aircraft kits. These usually came in two types - solid and stick and tissue. The solid models were static and usually contained a few blocks of balsa and sometimes a detail part or two. These "Make Wood Look Like Plane" models required a very high level of skill in carving and finishing. The stick and tissue variety were slightly easier to build and provided the ultimate thrill - they could fly when complete with rubber power (and later with free-flight gas and eventually R/C). They still required a great deal of skill, so manufacturers sought ways to make model building more accessible to everyone. One idea was pre-carving and/or prefabrication. This naturally raised prices. Many manufacturers launched lines of 'easy' to build flying models but only Monogram succeeded in making an entire line at an affordable price that would actual fly. The original "Speedee-Bilt" kits were in one-piece two-color boxes. In the early 1950s, shortly before plastic kits were available, Monogram changed to the 'hardbox' with a colorful lithograph slick glued to the top as this kit. Speedee-Bilt kits contained die cut and pre painted wooden parts, completely formed 'Monofoil' airfoil wings, carved wheels and numerous plastic details like cowling, pilot, missiles, propeller and more. Assembly was by detailed full size plans. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. NOTE: the very left side of the decal sheet was once stuck to the tissue paper. The decals are not torn, but there is residue of the tissue still stuck to the left side of the decals (on the 'N' of the wing registration).
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed. There are some small seal splits on the lower long side. The hardbox is dated 1962 and it has, in my opinion, some of the best Jack Leynnwood box art. Jack primarily did Revell artwork, but since he was freelance, he did others as well. At this point, the XB-70 was planned for production, so the kit is called the B-70 and the artwork shows a winter night-time quick turn around of a SAC B-70 while another Valkyrie roars overhead after takeoff. This large model features 6 detailed General Electric J93-3 engines, landing gear and clear canopy.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Rare. This famous early 1930s transport was the primary competition of the Ford Tri-Motor and saw widespread use. It was the idea of E.L. Cord, the money behind the aircraft and the owner of the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg automobile company. Cord also owned Lycoming, the engines that ended up on the final product. Another of Cord's companies was Century Airlines, which naturally used the aircraft. Century later became part of American Airlines. The Model T was used by many other airlines including Eastern, Delta, Braniff, TWA, United and American when they rolled up Century. The Tri-Motor carried 10 passengers, baggage and of course the mail, which was critical to early airline revenue. The aircraft proved successful and economical to operate. Includes clear windows, interior with passengers and pilots, Eastern Air Service decals and clear blue-tinted display stand. Never started. The clear blue parts are still in the factory sealed bag; all other parts have been inventoried complete and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+++
Rare. This 1958 'S' hardbox release is the only single issue of this kit. Features elevating missile trailer, four figures, movable fuel boom, fuel truck and trailer, launch pad/blast shield/missile supports, launcher base and more. Includes optional parts and decals for making the Thor-Able version. Molded in correct white and dark blue. NOTE: this kit has very minor and neatly done assembly to 3 pieces: missile halves and fin assembly are built to 'excellent' quality. There is no other assembly. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one tire. Otherwise complete with all other parts, decals and instructions. Decals are both in 'excellent++' condition. Instructions are 'good.'
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
Rare version of the Super Sea Scout floatplane. In the 1950s StromBecker was famous for this line of precarved hardwood kits. The wood is quality western pine hardwood - not balsa. The carving is all done to the final shape and when completed it makes an impressive desk top display. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Excellent kit from the 1950s that measures 10.5 inches long when assembled. StromBecker was famous for this line of pre-carved wood kits. Made of solid Western Pine hardwood - not balsa. The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and plans.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
SALE!! Long hardbox issue dated 1966. In those days, it was said by reviewers that Aurora made the best tank kits - this one is no exception. Features all moving bogies and drive wheels, flexible black treads, elevating main gun, rotating turret, one tankman, three soldiers and decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
First issue of this rare model. Hardbox is dated 1958. Features four Tigers molded in brilliant gloss blue and clear, a special display stand for all aircraft, a full decal sheet in amazing 'near mint' condition and complete instructions. There is no assembly but NOTE: there is minor and very neat painting as follows: deicer boots and exhaust cones are painted silver and the pilots are painted. This work is done to 'excellent' standards. There is no other painting. (If you wish, you can remove the paint with spray-on oven cleaner (fast) or a long soak in DOT3 brake fluid (slower). It has been inventoried complete with all parts, special clear four plane stand and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Rare 1962 hardbox issue is excellent condition. Box top color and gloss is like new. Special item included in this issue are two large, colorful trading cards (B-36 and F-105) and the full color Master Modelers Stamp for the Decatur. Large and detailed full-hull model is almost 16 inches long and features rotating main 5 inch turrets, AA guns, detailed superstructure, life rafts, torpedo tubes, display stand and more. It has never been started and is nventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals, flag sheet and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Very rare and includes special resin parts to build a correct US-2 Tracker. From 2003. Features features cockpit detail, retractable radome, optional position landing gear and rotating propellers. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Over 1000 Trackers were completed for the Navy as carrier-based submarine hunters. Grumman was awarded the contract in 1950, and in 1952 the first XS2F-1 flew. The large belly radome contained the PAS-38 search radar and the AWQ-10 MAD detector was in the tail. ALD-3 ECM performed DF (direction finding) duties, and the 70 million candle power spotlight lit up targets at night. Sonobuoys were held in both engine nacelles and offensive weapons included acoustic torpedoes, depth charges, rockets and conventional bombs. Trackers saw service in several other Navies including Canada.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Very highly detailed resin model. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Highly detailed model with high-definition cast resin parts. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.